Toronto Officials Suspend 248 Employees for Not Being Vaccinated

The city of Toronto announced they are suspending 248 of their employees for not being vaccinated against measles in a row, which started after a child tested positive for the disease. Erie County Health…

Toronto Officials Suspend 248 Employees for Not Being Vaccinated

The city of Toronto announced they are suspending 248 of their employees for not being vaccinated against measles in a row, which started after a child tested positive for the disease.

Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Eric Gagnon told the Toronto Sun, while 152 employees were removed from duty for the day, a total of 248 people were temporarily suspended for not being vaccinated.

Dr. Gagnon said, “Out of concern for public health, the city of Toronto temporarily suspended all of its employees, about 248 total, for non-compliance with provincial and municipal immunization requirements.”

The officials added that no one has been confirmed to have the disease, and no local cases have been confirmed.

Gagnon told the Toronto Sun, “We still have to keep surveillance and watch…The number of people who have not been vaccinated varies,” adding that the city hasn’t received any results of any test done on the Ontario case.

The city said they’ve improved the system so now that if an employee requests a non-sterile vaccine, a supervisor would check with the company or the doctor to see if he or she has consented to that request. “They are having to take an additional step to affirm that consent before they can go back to work,” Gagnon added.

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